Facing Race

Join us at the Facing Race Awards ceremony - Monday, Sept. 18 from 5-8 p.m.

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Changing the Narrative

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations' Facing Race Awards will be given to two individuals or organizations working to eliminate racism and its effects. The awards are part of the Foundations' commitment to equity and offer the chance to recognize community members who are courageously transforming our region and state. 

Rashad Robinson on Media Accountability at Color Of Change

Hear Facing Race: Changing the Narrative keynote speaker Rashad Robinson's thoughts on accountability and the media.

Rashad Robinson announced as Facing Race Awards keynote speaker

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations are pleased to announce that nationally-recognized speaker Rashad Robinson will join us on September 18 in Saint Paul for the 2017 Facing Race Awards: Changing the Narrative.

Rashad Robinson is the Executive Director of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. As a force driven by over one million members, Color Of Change moves decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people.

Rashad has developed winning strategies to change the rules of many fields affecting Black people’s lives: employment and the economy, voting and politics, news and entertainment, criminal justice. He has appeared in hundreds of media outlets including ABC, CNN, MSNBC, BET, NPR, The New York Times and Huffington Post.

He was a 2015 EBONY Magazine "Power 100" honoree, and on “The Root 100” for the last six years. Fast Company named Color Of Change the sixth most innovative company in the world (2015), and the Stanford Social Innovation Review profiled its strategies for “pursuing the fight for racial justice at Internet speed” in both online and offline venues.

Don't miss your opportunity to hear Rashad Robinson, a leading voice on narrative change, speak at the Facing Race Awards.

Register now and join us at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in Saint Paul on September 18 from 5-8 p.m.

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2015 Ambassador Awards

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2014 Ambassador Awards

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2013 Ambassador Awards

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2012 Ambassador Awards

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